Protest songs have been all the fad within the 1960s, however in fashionable occasions they dry up if a Democrat is within the White Home.
That proved true in the course of the Obama years. The identical is (principally) taking place now as President Joe Biden bumbles by his first eight months in workplace.
John Ondrasik has different concepts.
The musician also referred to as 5 for Preventing simply launched a scathing tune about Biden’s calamitous withdrawal from Afghanistan. The transfer left a whole bunch, if not 1000’s, of Individuals and Afghan allies behind, handed billions in weaponry to the Taliban and diminished America’s standing on the earth.
And that’s being type.
“Blood on My Palms” is a visceral response to that nightmare situation, calling out the army leaders by identify accountable for the occasions of the previous couple of weeks.
Take into account the next lyrics:
Winkin’ Blinken can’t you look me within the eyes (Secretary of State Antony Blinken)
Willy Milley when did you resolve ‘this sacred motto’ now means … by no means thoughts (Gen. Mark A. Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Employees)
Ondrasik shared the tune on his website online in addition to YouTube, a video that includes nothing however the lyrics and a mesmerizing backdrop.
He added a private observe describing why he wrote and recorded it.
Although I imagine the choice to withdraw or not from Afghanistan has good arguments on either side, I can not comprehend why the Biden administration wouldn’t prolong the August 31 deadline thus leaving Americans, SIV holders, and Afghan allies behind to a terrorist Taliban regime. As a life-long supporter of our army I imagine “no man left behind” utilized to all Individuals in addition to these we promise to guard.
On the day 13 of our troopers and over 60 Afghans have been killed by a suicide bomber I sat down to write down this tune. After our final solider left Afghanistan, I acquired a name from a good friend organizing rescue evacs of “AM-CITS” and SIV holders. It was a extremely emotional name and second of readability. Non-public residents now had the burden of risking their lives to rescue Individuals and Afghan allies that our authorities left behind. America has damaged her promise, however these courageous Individuals haven’t.
The lyrics sharply satirize how the media covers up for progressive leaders. The tune notes how Individuals gained’t hear the screams of Afghans being tortured, and killed, by Taliban 2.zero management in the event that they don’t seem on TV. He ends the tune on a blistering observe:
“Hey Joe, simply askin’ … what’s happenin’?” Ondrasik sings, his voice cracking with anger.
Ondrasik used his website online to defend an artist’s proper to name out defective management.
I perceive that this tune is likely to be perceived by some as a political assault, however those that comply with me know I’m an American with a historical past of calling out either side. If Donald Trump have been President and he put us in the identical state of affairs, the tune would stay the identical, solely the names would change.
Ondrasik has a wealthy historical past of supporting the U.S. army. A million copies of his “CD for the Troops” assortment, that includes Billy Joel, Melissa Etheridge, Josh Groban and extra, have discovered their method to U.S. troopers throughout the globe.
His tune, “World,” impressed his charity website, WhatKindOfWorldDoYouWant.com that has helped a number of charities together with Operation Homefront and Autism Speaks.
In the meantime, the weekend’s MTV VMAs telecast allowed Madonna to flash her 60-something derriere and Cyndi Lauper to assault Texas’ anti-abortion legal guidelines.
Omitted of the mainstream merriment? Any point out of the Afghan girls whose rights have been stripped away following the withdrawal.